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Colchester Zoo

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Fantastic experience, well laid out a number of slopes in the layout which can make it hard work if... read more

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Colchester, United Kingdom
Starlight nights and santa

Went with grandkids on saturday late afternoon we already have the gold annual pass so... read more

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Keith H
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Colchester Zoo is constantly developing and has won many awards for its work. With over 270 species to see, set in 60 acres of beautiful parkland and lakes, Colchester Zoo is well worth a visit. As you walk around the zoo there's plenty of play...more
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Maldon Road | Stanway, Colchester, Colchester CO3 0SL, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Fantastic experience, well laid out a number of slopes in the layout which can make it hard work if pushing a buggy, attractions well presented and informative perfect for young and old alike, refreshments available and reasonably priced. Overall a good day out

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went with grandkids on saturday late afternoon we already have the gold annual pass so go straight through.... some nights it is open til 7.30pm usual animals first then see a elves show for the little ones....great .....as it got dark the lights came on...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited on this occasion for the starlight Christmas event and to take our 4 year old to visit Father Christmas. The Father Christmas was great, walking through the North Pole and seeing different scenes including the elves making toys. On to a sleigh ride...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I absolutely love visiting Colchester Zoo. Love seeing all the animals and the enclosures are brilliant. Love the new outdoor chimp enclosure! Lunch at penguinis was good and reasonably priced.

Thank cg2792
ColZoo, Marketing Assistant at Colchester Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your lovely feedback regarding your recent visit. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your day with us and that you got to see our new chimp enclosure. We do hope to welcome you back again soon Many Thanks Colchester Zoo

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I joined Colchester Zoo when our grandson was born. We live 5 miles away and go at least a couple of times a month. It’s a lovely zoo, well set out and lots for everyone to do. Our grandson is only two...More

Thank salty9
ColZoo, Marketing Assistant at Colchester Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are pleased to hear that you are making good use of your annual passes and that your grandson is enjoying his visits too. We look forward to welcoming you and your family back again soon Many Thanks Colchester...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We are Gold card holders at the Zoo but today we attended with a Child requiring Special care and in a pram with Medical equipment attached. We Visited Santa, the Panto, Christmas train and went around the site. Everywhere we went the staff were more...More

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ColZoo, Marketing Assistant at Colchester Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to contact us following your recent visit. We are pleased to hear that you and your family enjoyed your day out with us and you took part in all of our Christmas activities. We will pass on your lovely...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bit on the expensive side for a family but a great day out lots to do could be set out better for people to find things as you tend to walk around in circles looking for things but apart from that was all goodMore

Thank W1309UUpauls
ColZoo, Marketing Assistant at Colchester Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to contact us following your recent visit. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your day with us, we do offer discounts on our E-tickets which need to be booked 24 hours in advance of your visit through...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whilst we enjoy a visit to Colchester Zoo, the Magic of Christmas experience should be avoided. We arrived having paid £7 per child in advance. First, we couldn’t find Santa as it’s badly signposted. None of the staff seemed sure which direction to send us...More

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ColZoo, Marketing Assistant at Colchester Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to contact us following your recent visit. We welcome your feedback as at no point does Colchester Zoo wish for a customer be dissatisfied with the service they receive. We are sorry to hear that you could not find...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I have not been to Colchester Zoo recently but every time I go it has got bigger and better, thanks to the zoo's management, which continues to spend money improving and modernising facilities for animals and visitors alike. I have been coming here since the...More

Thank Gary B
ColZoo, Marketing Assistant at Colchester Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Gary, Thank you for your lovely comments regarding Colchester Zoo. We are so happy to hear that you are a long serving visitor and have enjoyed seeing the changes over the years. We do hope to welcome you back again soon Many Thanks Colchester...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I could visit this zoo many times. My daughter has a year pass which is well used. My granddaughter loves it too. Educational and makes us very aware how wild animals need protection

Thank janet m
ColZoo, Marketing Assistant at Colchester Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Janet, Thank you for your lovely comments. We are pleased to hear that your family enjoy coming to visit us and that they make good use of their annual passes We do hope to welcome you back again soon Many Thanks Colchester Zoo

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Christina Y
27 September 2018|
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Response from ColZoo | Property representative |
Hi Christina, thanks for getting in touch. The use of your Colchester Zoo Passes at other named zoos is restricted to free admission only. Participating zoos are Belfast, Bristol, Dublin, Edinburgh, Highland Wildlife Park... More
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Christina Y
27 September 2018|
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Response from Numismatist | Reviewed this property |
According to their website it's Belfast, Bristol, Dublin, Edinburgh, Highland Wildlife Park, Rotterdam, Twycross, Chester (1 visit only per year), Marwell Wildlife (1 visit only per year), Newquay (1 visit only per year... More
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